Measles Booster Vaccine Campaign 2017

Should my child receive the measles booster?   The simple answer is YES! Over the last three weeks my practice has been inundated with calls from parents inquiring about the measles booster vaccine.   Why are we doing a booster?   At the beginning of May, Gauteng had 17 confirmed cases of measles. All these cases had occurred in a …

Role of the paediatrician in the first days of life

What is the role of the paediatrician? Following delivery of your baby and for the duration of your stay in hospital a paediatrician will attend to your baby’s wellbeing. However, I really enjoy a quick visit from an expectant couple prior to the delivery. Very often parents have read or heard about what is important in the first hours of …